Oodles of nudibranchs showed up in Lake Merritt after the harmful algal bloom of August 2022. These sea slugs appeared in record breaking numbers, taking Oakland’s beloved tidal lagoon by storm.
San Francisco Bay ropes, docks and pilings provide a home for abundant, colorful marine life.
“The time is ripe for biologists to unravel the diversity, ecology, and natural history of land flatworms,” one scientist writes
Entomologists thought the Brazilian bee Plebeia emerina had disappeared in California in the 1950s. But two colonies were rediscovered in Palo Alto in 2013, and now a four-year-old has found two more.